A three-week residency saw six intimate shows in the striking space of Campfield Market Hall for audiences of 1800, Björk’s first UK dates in over three years.
Biophilia, her most ambitious and exciting work to date took the question of where do music, nature and technology meet and played with it. A multimedia project encompassing music, apps,internet, installations and live shows, Biophilia shows how sound can work in nature, exploring the infinite expanse of the universe, from planetary systems to atomic structure.
Björk performed Biophilia tracks alongside music from her genre-defying back catalogue with a small group of unique musical collaborators, including an award-winning Icelandic female choir. The show featured a range of specially conceived and crafted instruments, among them a bespoke pipe organ that accepts digital information and a pendulum that harnesses the earth’s gravitational pull to create musical patterns.
In a special collaboration with MIF, the Biophilia show will travel to major cities around the world following the Manchester premiere. MIF also worked with young people in Manchester to explore the ideas behind Björk’s Biophilia.
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Commissioned by Manchester International Festival.
Produced by Manchester International Festival and Björk
With thanks to to the Museum Of Science and Industry (MOSI) for their support and collaboration.